A letter for the abolition of slavery

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Title

A letter for the abolition of slavery

Subject

Abolition

Description

This image is a part of a letter from Granville Sharp for the abolition of slavery. What’s interesting about this letter and this page specifically is the fact that you can see how he analyzed Latin phrases and their meaning to justify what was moral and right. His use of pathos and religion shows that he really put thought into challenging the ideas of slavery by interpreting them into some code of conduct. Sharp argues that “liberty is the greatest jewel,” and later says “impious and cruel is the man to be adjudged who does not favour liberty.” It is important to realize the bigger picture of Granville Sharp’s letter. This was a real letter written more than 200 years ago by a famous abolitionist, a white Briton passionately fighting for Black Britons. It is difficult to imagine a white male just as passionate, advocating for racial equality and social justice today because there are very few.

Creator

Granville Sharp

Source

Letter from Granville Sharp, Esq., of London: to the Maryland Society for promoting the abolition of slavery, and the relief of free Negroes and others, unlawfully held in bondage

Publisher

Published by Order of The Society in Baltimore

Date

1793

Contributor

Lucia Zhang

Rights

USC Archives & Special Collections
Call No: E173.T46v.34

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Type

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Identifier

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Coverage

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Files

GranvilleSharp.jpg

Citation

Granville Sharp, “A letter for the abolition of slavery,” Black Britons in USC Archives & Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://uscblackbritons.omeka.net/items/show/1.